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New York Times, Wednesday, June 1, 2005

Author:
Nick Grivas
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nick Grivas

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Grivas. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0601 ( 20,294 )
Across
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Purchases at nurseries and hardware stores : BULBS
6
"I ___ the opinion …" : AMOF
10
Basics : ABCS
14
"You're ___ and don't even know it" : APOET
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Calamitous : DIRE
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Model Banks : TYRA
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Yogi's language : HINDI
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First word of "The Raven" : ONCE
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Capital of Samoa : APIA
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Totally harmless : GENTLEASALAMB
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Not just laugh : CRACKUP
25
Cast items : VOTES
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Good fortune, informally : LUCKOTHEIRISH
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You can put them on : AIRS
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Eyelid woes : STYES
32
Vane dir. : NNE
33
Apt title for this puzzle : INASTEW
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Mahmoud Abbas's grp. : PLO
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Oscar nominee for "A Beautiful Mind" : CROWE
40
Carpet layer's calculation : AREA
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Classic interrogatory ad slogan : WHERESTHEBEEF
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Actor Delon : ALAIN
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They generate lots of interest : USURERS
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Advice after a bad golf shot : TAKEAMULLIGAN
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Not kosher : TREF
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Spicy cuisine : THAI
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Cleans up, in a way : EDITS
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Burglar's take : HAUL
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Place for a pump : SUMP
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Spanish babies : NENES
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Take notice of : ESPY
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Either of two N.T. books : THES
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Gardening tool : EDGER
Down
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"Phooey!" : BAH
2
News org. : UPI
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___ Square (Times Square, once) : LONGACRE
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Adorns : BEDECKS
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Bombed : STINKO
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Newspaperman Ochs : ADOLPH
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Go for the gold? : MINE
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Danger of the deep : ORCA
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Users' costs : FEES
10
Completely mystified : ATALOSS
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Secondary route : BYPATH
12
Part of "C.S.I." : CRIME
13
Swedish imports : SAABS
21
King in 1922 news : TUT
22
"___ to a Kill" (1985 Bond film) : AVIEW
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Tartan sporters : CLAN
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Completely botch : RUIN
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Sibilant sounds : ESSES
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Onetime telecom giant : ITT
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Alternative to whole wheat : RYE
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"The Faerie Queene" character : IRENA
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Easter's start? : NOR
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Blow away : AWE
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Getting dolled up : PREENING
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Goatish glance : LEER
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Bungling sorts : OAFS
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In the main : CHIEFLY
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Wore down : ABRADED
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"Pay attention!" : WAKEUP
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Certain 1-Across, in time : TULIPS
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Fu-___ (legendary Chinese sage) : HSI
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City south of Salem : EUGENE
45
"Casey ___ Bat" : ATTHE
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"___ Theme" ("Doctor Zhivago" tune) : LARAS
49
___ Helens : MTST
50
"Naw" : UHUH
51
Weak, as an effort : LAME
55
Kind of time : TEE
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Old map abbr. : SSR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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